Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lento :: Morn::

Night fades away as the sun rides in
kites adorn the early morn sky
flight of birds would soon ensue
bright butterflies flutter by

benign blossoms smile wide
sign of shadows blow away
pine trees sway with cool zephyr
bovine excited run astray




Poetry Form - Lento (Source - ShadowPoetry)

A poetic form created by Lencio Dominic Rodrigues, the Lento is named after it's creator, taken from his first name Lencio and rhymed to Cento, an existing form of poetry.

A Lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of abcb, defe as the second and forth lines of each stanza must rhyme. To take it a step further, but not required, try rhyming the first and third lines as well as the second and forth lines of each stanza in this rhyming pattern: abab, cdcd. The fun part of this poem is thrown in here as all the FIRST words of each verse should rhyme. There is no fixed syllable structure to the Lento, but keeping a good, flowing rhythm is recommended.

For an added challenge, one may write a four-verse Lento and call it a Double Lento, or a six-versed Lento to become a Triple Lento.

Prose for thought

11 comments:

  1. That's a lovely poem and a beautiful picture!

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  2. Beautiful poem.....Beautiful picture.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Beautiful might become an understatement. so lovely this is!

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  4. Wow I just found this so soothing! Beautiful

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  5. Wow .. That's a new genre you have introduced to me .. Should try this some time.. And loved the poem :)

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  6. Beautiful! I'm trying to learn some verse forms :)

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  7. Such a relaxing poem - really enjoyed reading this #prose4t

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  8. That is such a beautiful poem. Lovely pic as well:-)

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  9. This is so serene and beautiful. Another great poem from you my lovely. Thank you so much for linking to Prose for Thought x

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